DKW 86 6,371 Posted July 31, 2006 Share Posted July 31, 2006 http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/govols/article...4883086,00.html UT player charged with aggravated assault By RANDY KENNER, email@example.com July 31, 2006 A University of Tennessee football player has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly pointing a toy weapon at another motorist on Interstate 40 Sunday. The other driver turned out to be a law enforcement officer. Marsalous Johnson, a 20-year-old defensive back from Smyrna, was charged in Putnam County and was being held on a $10,000 bond. He appeared in court Monday morning and his case was continued to Sept. 6, according to Putnam County authorities. Johnson, a redshirt freshman, was expected to provide depth at cornerback this fall. According to a warrant Johnson was traveling east on I-40 when he became upset with another driver, Michael Hoover, who is listed as a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Officer. Johnson allegedly pulled alongside HooverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vehicle and "pointed what appeared to be (a) weapon" at Hoover and a passenger in HooverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vehicle. Johnson was subsequently stopped and the toy weapon was found under the passenger seat. UT spokeswoman Tiffany Carpenter said the university was looking into the situation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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